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Shortly after introduction of the fourth weekly service to Johannesburg, Air Seychelles has decided to further enhance its non-stop regional service to South Africa’s largest city with a fifth weekly frequency starting from 17 March, 2016.

The new service is scheduled to operate on Thursdays, increasing the already existing four-per-week service (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and offering a greater travel choice to guests travelling between South Africa and Seychelles.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are thrilled to announce the fifth weekly service to Johannesburg which increases the choice of days of the week for our guests and carriage of cargo and personal goods.

“The Thursday service will be operated on an Airbus A320 aircraft, which will boost the available capacity on that route to 868 seats per week.

“Additionally, guests travelling to Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth or Cape Town, with our codeshare partner South African Airways will now have more choice and better access to onward connections.”

Flight schedule for services between Seychelles and Johannesburg, with new Thursday service effective 17 March, 2016:

Flight #

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Days

Aircraft

HM061

Seychelles (SEZ)

9:25

Johannesburg (JNB)

12:35

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Airbus A320 on Wed, Thurs, Sat

Airbus A330 on Fri, Sun

HM060

Johannesburg (JNB)

14:00

 

Seychelles (SEZ)

20:55

 

Note: All times are listed in local time.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.